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How to prepare for labor & birth in Russia

Here are some life hacks from a expat father who has gone through the entire pregnancy and delivery of his (surprising) twins in Moscow, Russia.


- Look into your insurance when you start planning to have children - what is covered?

- Where?...and is it what you want?

- What are you entitled to? Find out from your employer and the government what maternity / paternity you will get and plan accordingly.

- Have a baby in summer (winter in Moscow is a nightmare at times without a newborn).

- Smile and roll with the punches / madness / shoe covers etc - the care is fantastic and the support of Katya will make it all just about bearable!


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